Category Archives: General Knowledge

Colors of the Chicken World – Learn Your Feather Patterns

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A short introduction into the world of poultry plumage patterns. Every breed has beautiful feathers, now you know how to tell them apart!

Silver Spangled Banner: An Intro to Hamburg Chickens

Hamburg Chickens one of the oldest breeds of domesticated poultry. Learn everything about their history, their purpose, or their beauty!

Choosing the Right Pet Ducks

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There are many different reasons to own ducks on your farm or in your backyard. Learn about the best and most popular duck breeds for you!

Treating Common Poultry Illness

Lear about common poultry illness and how to treat or vaccinate for them before it comes a problem. Save your birds, save your time, save your money!

An American Classic: The Rhode Island Red

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The Rhode Island Red Chicken came about in the same Frankenstein-ish type of way that has given birth to so many other popular heritage chicken breeds.

What Your Rooster Wants You to Know

With the help of my boys and our friends on Youtube, let’s take a (sorry, I couldn’t resist) saunter down the road of rooster training and behavior.

Barred Plymouth Rock Will Rock Your Flock

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Since it was first accepted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874, the Barred Plymouth Rock has been one of America’s favorite backyard breeds.

What’s the Buzz about Black Australorps?

Black Australorps are the Subaru Outback of chicken breeds – not too big, not too small, versatile, efficient, and everyone wants one.

Is Your Chicken Coop Winter Ready?

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All the essential tips on preparing your chicken coop for winter weather Learn about cleaning, feeding, watering, and entertaining your flock this winter.